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Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 10:04
Viewed: 5139
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caterpillars do not breathe through their mouths. Air enters their bodies through a series of small tubules along the sides of their thorax and abdomen. These tubules are called spiracles, and inside the body they connect together into a network of airtubes.

Caterpillars do not have very good eyesight or senses. Rather than having fully-developed eyes they have a series of six tiny eyelets or stemmata on the lower portion of their head. They rely on their antennae to help them locate food. The larvae of sawflies differ from true caterpillars in this respect, as well, as they have prominent ocelli on the head capsule.

Camera Set-up

20D, manual shooting mode with remote switch (mirror lock-up), manual focusing, f18, speed 1/10, Flash Metz54MZ-3 with omnibounce falsh diffuser, ISO400, tripod mounted

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Hi Leo!
Great photo! Very nice colours and detail, very good BG! I like your explanation. Great work!


Hello Leo,

I'd say this is a noctuid moth caterpillar of the subfamily Agaristinae. Can't go further, though.

Best regards,

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